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OPANA ER

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

283K
Medicare Part D Claims
$162M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Tennessee 29,573 $16.2M
North Carolina 27,086 $15M
Pennsylvania 21,196 $11.2M
Florida 19,244 $11.3M
California 16,128 $11.7M
Ohio 16,080 $8.71M
New York 15,159 $9.53M
Michigan 11,782 $9.15M
Indiana 9,247 $5.61M
Texas 8,871 $4.65M
Virginia 8,116 $4.26M
Kentucky 7,532 $4.04M
Georgia 6,258 $3.1M
Louisiana 6,153 $3.31M
West Virginia 5,737 $3.2M
New Jersey 5,394 $3.13M
South Carolina 4,899 $2.52M
Oklahoma 4,844 $2.93M
Alabama 4,782 $2.48M
Missouri 4,632 $2.42M
Arizona 3,841 $2.16M
Illinois 3,645 $1.7M
Maryland 3,635 $2.02M
Nevada 3,508 $1.88M
Colorado 3,301 $1.89M
Connecticut 2,892 $2.05M
Mississippi 2,808 $1.47M
Oregon 2,424 $1.36M
Washington 2,400 $1.23M
Wisconsin 2,248 $1.21M
Kansas 2,146 $1.06M
Arkansas 2,116 $1.09M
Utah 1,748 $954K
Massachusetts 1,571 $1.28M
Hawaii 1,434 $504K
Delaware 1,246 $740K
New Mexico 1,183 $678K
Maine 1,140 $513K
Idaho 1,024 $555K
Iowa 975 $522K
Nebraska 950 $493K
New Hampshire 901 $484K
Rhode Island 541 $387K
Minnesota 518 $280K
Vermont 508 $275K
South Dakota 483 $234K
Montana 379 $175K
Alaska 230 $114K
Wyoming 141 $57.7K
North Dakota 135 $73.3K
District of Columbia 57 $41.3K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for OPANA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ARUN SUN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled60

ROANOKE

Virginia

DANA HURT PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled58

ROANOKE

Virginia

VERNA LEWIS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled57

ROANOKE

Virginia

LAURA DAVIS P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled56

SALEM

Virginia

LARAMIE TRIPLETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

ABINGDON

Virginia

MICHELLE O'CONNOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled53

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia

ARNEDA LYONS FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled53

SALEM

Virginia

GALADRIEL PASTOR PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled52

ARLINGTON

Virginia

ABLA AWADH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia

JOEL MATCH MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

FALLS CHURCH

Virginia

TRAVIS ROBILLARD PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled101

COLCHESTER

Vermont

BRIAN ERICKSON MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled57

BURLINGTON

Vermont

KIRSTEN BERGGREN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled52

WILLISTON

Vermont

SHEREEN ZAUGG APRN-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled74

OGDEN

Utah

DAVID BYRD MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled61

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

MICHAEL CHEN D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

SANDY

Utah

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled282

BEAUMONT

Texas

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled204

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

RONALD KAHN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

BRYAN

Texas

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled124

RICHARDSON

Texas

ALAN SILBERBERG M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled111

AUSTIN

Texas

ARASH BIDGOLI DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled108

DALLAS

Texas

STANLEY WHISENANT MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled108

ROWLETT

Texas

SERGIO ALVARADO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled106

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DANIEL THEESFELD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled99

FORT WORTH

Texas